Gone With the Wind
- Original title
Gone With the Wind
- Running time
- 238 min.
- United States
Sidney Howard, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Ben Hecht, Jo Swerling, John Van Druten (Novel: Margaret Mitchell)
Olivia de Havilland,
Selznick International Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Drama. Romance. Adventure | American Civil War. 19th Century. Romantic Drama. Southern Gothic. Epic film
- Synopsis / Plot
- When wealthy Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) learns that Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard), whom she's secretly in love with, is engaged to Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland), she decides to tell him at a party about her feelings for him. However, Ashley is not swayed, and responds that he's much more suited to Melanie. Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), who has overheard their conversation, promises to Scarlett that he'll keep her secret. The party is interrupted when it's announced that the Civil War has begun. As the men leave to enlist, Melanie's younger brother Charles asks for Scarlett's hand in marriage. She agrees, even though she doesn't love him.
: 8 (+1 honorary) Academy Awards, inc. best Movie & Actress (Leigh). 13 Nom.
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Vivien Leigh)
- Critics' reviews
The movie won 8 out of 13 Acacemy Awards. Besides this 8 Oscars, the movie also received 2 special awards for color (Honorary Award for outstanding achievement in the use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood) and for equipment projection (Technical Achievement Award for pioneering in the use of coordinated equipment).
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